Title: A Trick Of The Light
By: Lois Metzger
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like he’s a mess.
Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, who’s trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that’s holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.
This was definitely a different and unique story, unlike most. The narrator isn't the main character like you would normally think, instead, it's told by the disorder and the voice in his head, anorexia. This is definitely a some what weird story, that kept me interested and kept me reading and flipping the pages making sure I followed and knew and understood exactly what was going on.
Metzger did a fantastic job with this story and the uniqueness of it having it one, being told by the disorder and two having the main character being a male battling this disorder. There aren't many books out there that have a male dealing with this disorder, but guys deal with disorders too.
It definitely touches a subject that some teens go through and could relate to. Although this was a short story, it definitely was a powerful read and would be able to help a lot of people that struggle and go through the same thing as Mike. I also liked that even though the story focused on Mike that we were able to have a few more characters in this story that we got to know and love.
This is such a great read and one that I think should be available for all teens/young adults that struggle to read.
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